Don’t be fooled. Here are 4 health foods that are the
biggest enemy to your waistline:
Most of the world is fooled into thinking that downing fruit
juices is a great way to be healthy and lose flab. But the fact is,
this just isn’t true. Grape juice, orange juice, pineapple juices,
apple juice—they all almost instantly spike your blood sugar levels and
cause cravings for more sugar. Even worse, processed juices are stuffed
with High Fructose Corn Syrup and Crystalline Fructose which cause even
more powerful cravings than regular ol’ sugar. Eat fruit instead. The
fiber in whole fruit slows down the release of insulin and holds
cravings at bay.
Tip: Diet soft drinks and diet waters with artificial sweeteners cause
even more cravings than fruit juice!.
Many people think that most whole wheat breads and pasta are good
for them. But the truth is, most of these foods are stripped of all
their natural fiber and nutrition. Therefore, these “complex carbs” act
just like sugar in your body and they get quickly stored as fat. Look
for sprouted grain versions of these foods. Even “whole wheat” bread
isn’t good unless it says 100% Whole Wheat on the label.
Take a look at most cereal boxes and you will see two things: (1)
Some advertising claiming how healthy it is and (2) a TON of sugar in
every serving! And, most people eat two or three servings in a bowl.
Then they wonder why they’re hungry an hour or so later.
Check the labels and stick to cereals that have a lot of
natural fiber and lower sugar. Even equal amounts of fiber and sugar
will help reduce cravings. What’s more, natural oatmeal is a great
choice with a little cinnamon, stevia and a couple blueberries. It’s
loaded with fiber with some good fats and proteins.
Yogurts tend to be packed full of craving-causing sugar. I’m
talking about 20 or more grams in a little tiny container. This is
definitely a diet food that will cause your belly to bulge.
Alternative: Look for Greek yogurts. They tend to have ½ the sugar and
double the protein.